Academic Programs

Ranked amongst the highest in student achievement, York Region District School Board is Canada’s fastest growing publicly funded school board and the third largest school board in Ontario.The York Region District School Board serves diverse urban and rural communities north of the City of Toronto. It is an excellent, highly developed and fully accredited public education system. Full-time programs are available for students in Grade 1 to Grade 12, ranging in age from 6 to 18. Immersed in the Canadian school system students can study at the elementary or secondary school level.

Secondary Education

Secondary school is considered to be Grade 9 - 12 (age 14 - 18). One credit is granted for the successful completion of a secondary school course of a minimum of 110 hours of instruction. To graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a student must complete 18 compulsory credits, 12 elective credits, 40 hours of community service and pass the provincial secondary school literacy test.

A school year is divided into two semesters with a student studying either three or four courses each semester. Secondary students can attend high school while preparing for post-secondary attendance at either Canadian College or University. Two academic streams are available. More information can be obtained by contacting our office.

Fees (effective October 17, 2014)

*Application Fee $      250.00
Tuition $ 13,750.00
Medical Insurance (12 months / 13 months) $      450.00 / $ 493.40
*Homestay Application Fee $      300.00

Accommodation (10 month)

$ 11,000.00
*Custodianship - School Year $   1,500.00
Airport Transfer (one-way) $      150.00
  Canadian Funds

Homestay is available ONLY to students who assign YRDSB as custodian and are entering grades 9 to 12. Custodianship is available to students entering grades 9 to 12.

*Non-refundable, except when visa is denied

Registration Process:

NOTE: Intake and registration dates for each semester:

Semester Intake Start Date Registration Deadline Date
February 2015 August 1, 2014 November 15, 2014
September 2015 January 2, 2015 May 15, 2015

If you have questions or concerns, contact the Admissions Officer by email at or telephone the number indicated in our staff directory.























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Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning
36 Regatta Avenue., Richmond Hill, ON   L4E 4R1